Chaos for Engineers

Theory, Applications, and Control

  • Tomasz Kapitaniak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
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  4. Tomasz Kapitaniak
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 135-140

About this book


Chaos occurs widely in engineering and natural systems. Historically it has been noted only as irregular or unpredictable behaviour and often attributed to random external influences. Further studies have shown that chaotic phenomena are completely deterministic and characteristic for typical nonlinear systems. These studies posed the question of the practical applications of chaos. One of the possible answers is to control chaotic behaviour in such a way as to make it predictable. Recently there have been examples of the potential usefulness of chaotic behaviour and this has caused growing interest in chaos among engineers and applied scientists.
In this book the new mathematical ideas in nonlinear dynamics are described such that engineers can apply them in real physical systems. On the other hand the importance of mathematical preciseness is emphasized by giving the fundamental definitions and theorems (although without proofs).


Feedback and Control Potential behavior calculus chaos communication control dynamical systems dynamics dynamische Systeme fractal model nonlinear dynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Tomasz Kapitaniak
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of DynamicsTechnical University of LodzLodzPoland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63515-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-97719-0
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